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First political killing after LS polls announcement
PDP sarpanch shot dead in Awantipora
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a PDP sarpanch at Gulzarpora in Awantipora last night. It is the first political killing in Kashmir after the announcement of Lok Sabha elections. The deceased was identified as 45-year old Mohammad Main Pandit. As per reports the gunmen had attempted to slit Amin’s throat. The killing occurred at a time when National Conference (NC) and PDP are engaged in war of words and blaming each other for ...
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PDP thrives on falsehood: Omar
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today alleged that PDP thrives on falsehood and has a habit of fishing in troubled waters to fool the people with their hollow slogans and speeches. He was addressing a gathering at Tral. Omar said that PDP was acting as a proxy ally of the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir and is following the diktats of Narendra Modi to fragment and fracture the voice of our people. He said that it was BJP that founded P...
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Threats by Farooq taking toll on ground: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Strongly condemning the killing of Mohammad Amin Pandith, a sarpanch of Gulzarpora, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today said the threats issued by Dr Farooq Abdullah were apparently taking toll on the ground. Addressing a press conference here today, Mehbooba said within hours of Dr Farooq Abdullah having said ‘PDP needs to be taught a lesson’, Pandith, who was the member of PDP, was killed by unknown assailants. She said afte...
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Army requires land for artillery drills: GOC
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: General officer Commanding (GOC) 15 corps Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh today said army requires land for artillery drills in Kashmir. Talking to a local news agency, CNS, he said that he has forwarded his view to the government of India on Tosa Maidan issue and it is now responsibility of the government to take a decision in this regard. “There is a requirement for Army to have land in Kashmir for carrying out artillery drills. “As f...
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Mirwaiz opposes alternative land
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), today said there is no need to give alternative land to the army for establishing a firing ranges like that of Tosamaidan since 12 firing ranges have already been allocated to them in Kashmir. Addressing a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid, he asked the people to remain vigilant regarding any announcement by the state government on this issue. “They already have 12 fir...
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Geelani gives strike calls
Reiterates poll boycott call
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Reiterating his poll boycott call, Huriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Friday today called for a complete shutdown on April 21 against the “police crackdown on the separatist camp” He was addressing a press conference at his Hyderpora residence. Geelani also appealing the people in south, north and central Kashmir to observe strikes on the respecting polling days in their areas. “On April 24 civil curfew in Sout...
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HCBA releases Jaipur jail visit report; to approach Rajasthan HC
‘Kashmiris lodged in different jails outside state not treated fairly’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: The High Court Bar Association has said that the prisoners of the Jammu and Kashmir lodged in different jails in India are not treated fairly and justice is not being meted out to them, in accordance with law. While declaring a jail report public, Mian Abdul Qayoom, the president of Bar Association said that though the right to fair and speedy trial is a fundamental right and is available to all the accused irrespective of his...
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Tosa Maidan victims protest against lease
SYED YASIR
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Scores of people, particularly the victims of Tosa Maidan artillery shelling today hold protest demonstration against the state government, demanding the concerned authorities should made the order public as it claims that lease to Army would not be extended. Wearing black banners in their heads, the victims of the artillery amid downpour held a protest demonstration at press enclaves here. They said that on the one hand state...
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Shutdown, clashes at several places
Several injured in Palhalan police action
SYED YASIR
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Shutdown and clashes erupted in Palhalan township of north Kashmir and several areas today on the first death anniversary of a local militant Shabir Ahmad Sheikh. Shops, other business establishments, schools, government and semi-government offices remained closed in the township. The public and private transport was also off from the main roads of the town in respect of the first death anniversary of local militant killed wit...
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Tral shuts on Omar’s visit
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Normal life was paralysed today in Tral in view of a general strike on the visit of chief minister Omar Abdullah. Shops, other business establishments remained closed. Transport was also off the roads. A day before Omar’s visit, police and CRPF personnel were deployed on roads and search operations were launched in different areas including Asthanmohalla, Lurgam, Aarigam and Lalgam. Chief minister was scheduled to address a ...
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No poll boycott campaign means betrayal: UJC Chief
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18 (KNS): While appreciating the separatists who are busy with the election boycott rallies in Kashmir, United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Sallahudin has asked the separatist leadership who are yet to start their poll boycott campaign that their inaction will tantamount to pro-India stance and betrayal with Kashmir’s “freedom movement.” Quoting UJC chief, Syed Sadaqat Hussain spokesman of the UJC has said in a statement issued ...
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Lightning kills man, highway blocked by rains, snow
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 18: As incessant rains continue to lash the plains with snowfall in upper reaches of Jammu region, one person lost his life due to lightening and several areas were cut off from the rest of the state. The vehicular traffic on 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar National highway remained closed for several hours due to landslides at Ramban. The rains continue to lash the plains as well the hilly areas of Jammu region since last night. Some hi...
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Beig files nomination papers
‘Omar enjoyed power with BJP during Gujarat killings’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beig today criticized chief minister Omar Abdullah for “shedding crocodiles’ tears now on the killing of Muslims in Gujarat and enjoying his ministry with BJP when the massacres were occurring.” Talking to media after filing nomination papers for Baramulla constituency, Beig said Omar has no moral right to talk on Gujarat killings. “Omar should have resigned then only. He shamelessly enjoyed ...
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Jawans commits suicide in Udhampur
KT NEWS SERVICE
UDHAMPUR, Apr 18: A jawan of Signal regiment of Northern Command allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon here today. Police said that Naik Bhag Bhai Kailash, 37, son of Laxman Rao (belt number 15395121P) resident of Nander, Maharashtra posted with Signal Regiment near Northern Command performed his duty and went to deposit his official weapon at 6 AM, this morning. Instead of going to Kot, he went to his barrack ...
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Rajnath links Art 370 with `guarantee of security’
UDHAMPUR, Apr 15: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Rajnath Singh Tuesday in a fresh turnaround vis-à-vis Article 370 sought to link acceptance of its continuation in J&K with the guarantee of security to “Sarpanchs, Gram Pradhans and innocent people of state” against militancy related violence and rights of refugees. BJP national president was addressing an election rally in support of BJP candidate Dr Jitender Singh here today o...
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Tosa Maidan lease will not be extended: Rather
KHAN SAHIB-Budgam, Apr 15: National Conference senior leader and minister for finance Abdul Rahim Rather on Tuesday said that the state government will identify some alternate location for Tosa Maidan firing range and there will be no extension in the lease agreement expiring on April 18. According to KNS , Rather while speaking a public meeting in Rawalpora Khan Sahib, said that it was PDP that extended the lease on the Toisa Maidan Artillery...
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The real power behind the Modi mask
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
The success of the Amarnath land agitation in Jammu in the summer of 2008 had shown RSS and Co. that their experiment of two-pronged strategy in a modern electronic age pays. Support to the land agitation in Jammu was formed on the foundation of excessive use of local media with television channels blaring out round the clock a one sided discourse, bereft of rationality and communally provocative to the core, as well as years of silently execute...
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Figures tell a tale
By Mallika Sarabhai
Anywhere one turns today, the Gujarat Growth Model is being flaunted. Be it in the print media or on television, in debates or on hoardings, the development of Gujarat is getting five gold stars. Most of the readers of this magazine, too, buy into it. So it is time to look a little beyond the hype and into the actual statistics of this model. (All the figures quoted in this piece are from government sources only, and I would be happy to cite the...
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Poll Campaign Trail
By Chanchal Chauhan
The speeches of some leaders on the campaign trail for the present Lok Sabha elections are highlighted by electronic and print media because their words against women folk expose their patriarchal mind-set acquired by them in real life. Times have changed, yet the cultural lag persists. This too, too solid flesh does hardly melt. Recall this bias against women hindered the passage of a noble Act that could provide reservation of seats for women ...
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Opportunist politicians feel no sense of shame
Dear Editor, Wrong doings by self serving power crazy politicians have no face left to face the public. Instead they brazen facedly rake up non-issues to woo the gullible public and take the people for a ride. Special status and autonomy have been since mortgaged by Sheikh dynasty to union government in lieu of power by clinching accords and friendship treaties. NC stalwarts have publicly admitted and rightly so that the power in state flows fr...
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Gadkari's remark on casteism creates furore in Bihar
PATNA, Apr 19 (Agencies): BJP leader Nitin Gadkari's statement that "casteism is in the DNA of Bihar" has caused a furore in the state with leaders from major political parties lambasting him over the issue. Congress state vice-president and media in-charge Premchand Mishra said the "irresponsible" statement of Gadkari has brought to fore the anti-Bihari stand of the BJP and the party should seek forgiveness from the people of the state. "The ...
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Korean Ferry Mishap: Toll reaches 32, 270 still missing
JINDO (SOUTH KOREA), Apr 19 (Agencies): The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers today spotted bodies inside the submerged vessel. 32 people have been confirmed dead in the disaster, but 270 are still missing -- most of them children on a high school holiday trip. Investigators arrested Lee Joon-Seok and two of his crew early in...
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J&K women's team wins opening tie against Goa
GWALIOR, Apr 17: J&K women cricket team has won its first round of T20 match with 37 runs from Goa. This match was played under 58th TBCFI Senior Cricket Tournament at Gwalior. This match was held on April 16, 2014 between J&K and Goa. J&K Captain won the toss and elected to bat first. While batting first, J&K piled up 106 runs with the loss of four wickets in twenty overs. But chasing the target Goa team was not able to compete with J&K team a...
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'J&K Bank committed to nourish entrepreneurship'
JAMMU, Apr 17: Always eager to explore employment opportunities for the youth of the state, J&K Bank has been lauded for its role as an employment generator and employment facilitator. It was with this spirit, and in view of the fact that nobody was coming forward to act as implementing agency for the project, the J&K Bank offered its services to act as Service Centre Agency for the Ministry of IT, Government of India’s CSC Project, a cornerston...
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> J&K Bank opens ATM at Larnoo
> J&K Bank stock soars to Rs 1750
> Sun Pharma to buy Ranbaxy in USD 3.2 billion deal
 
 
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